Emmett Moisten Spainhower

Brief Life History of Emmett Moisten

When Emmett Moisten Spainhower was born about 1884, in Gentry, Missouri, United States, his father, Jacob Raphael Spainhower, was 33 and his mother, Ellenora Wheeler, was 30. He married Maggie Belle Baugh on 25 December 1906, in Albany, Gentry, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Athens Township, Gentry, Missouri, United States in 1910. He died about 13 September 1916, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 33, and was buried in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Emmett Moisten Spainhower
Maggie Belle Baugh
Marriage: 25 December 1906
Ora Belle Spainhower
Eva Walsh Spainhower
Clara Goldena Spainhower

Sources (5)

  • Emmett Spainhower in household of H B Mccoy, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Emett M Spainhouser, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • J B Brough entry for Maggie Bell Spainhower, 3 Mar 1920, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"

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1885 · The World's First Skyscraper

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.


Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

1893 · The World's Columbian Exposition

The  Chicago World's Fair was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World. The centerpiece of the Fair was a large water pool that represented Columbus's voyage across the Atlantic to the Americas. The Fair had a profound effect on new architecture designs, sanitation advancement, and the arts. The Fairgrounds were given the nickname the White City due to its lavish paint and materials used to construct it. Over 27 million people attended the fair during its six-month of operation. Among many of the inventions exhibited there was the first Ferris wheel built to rival the Eiffel Tower in France. 

Name Meaning

Variant of Spainhour .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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